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November 13, 1989

                                    MINUTES

                      COMMISSION ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

 

                            Burruss Hall Board Room

                               November 13, 1989

 

 

 

  PRESENT:  Dr. E. Fred Carlisle, Chairman; Deans J. M. White, M.  A.

                Ogliaruso, T. W. Bonham, M. A. Lewis, J. F. Marchman, R. S.

                Purdy; Drs. R. E. James, R. Daniel, E. Brown, R. Lamy, K.

                Eschenmann, D. Morris, M. Norton,  W. E. Dugger, J. F.

                Williams-Green, C. J. Dudley, R.  Salvaggio; Wanda Dean,

                Registrar; Katie May, Brad Morris, Teresa Abbou, and Ian

                Sobeiski, SGA

 

  ABSENT:   D. E. Hinkle, D. E. Egger, E. W. Carson, David Bousquet

 

  VISITORS: Jerry Via, Athletic Advising; Susan Trulove, Spectrum

 

 

  1.  CALL TO ORDER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

      Dr. Carlisle called the meeting to order at 3:03 p.m.

 

  2.  The AGENDA was approved as submitted.

 

  3.  The MINUTES of the October 9, meeting were approved with the following

      editorial change:  Policy Memorandum #41 instead of #4.

 

  4.  COURSE CRITERIA COMMITTEE REPORT - M. A. Lewis

 

      SECOND READING:

 

      A motion was made and seconded to approve the following course:

 

      UAP 4764            Third World Development, new course, (cross-listed

                          with SOC 4764)

 

      FIRST READING:

 

      The following course was submitted for approval:

 

      AGE 4394            Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Coun-

                          tries.

 

      A motion was made, seconded and approved to accept the proposed changes

      to Policy Memorandum #41 as outlined in the handout from Mary Ann

      Lewis. The changes will be forwarded to Dr. McComas for his action.

 

  5.  FACULTY HANDBOOK - SECTION 3.6.1 - W. H. Dean

 

      Wanda Dean proposed changes to Section 3.6.1 of the FACULTY HANDBOOK.

      The first area of concern was related to the statement instructing fac-

      ulty to include an explicit statement concerning prerequisites for the

      course within their syllabus or assignment sheet.  It was decided that

      a change to this portion of Section 3.6.1. could be handled by a memo-

      randum from the Provost requesting faculty to include the quarter

      equivalents for these prerequisites.  The next proposed change resulted

      from discussion regarding the pros and cons of removing the word MAJOR

      when describing in-class written assignments.  (See paragraph 4) A vote

      of 13-3 in favor of removing the word major.  The last proposed change

      was to add the word ANY to item #2 in paragraph 5; the change was ap-

      proved.

 

  6.  MIDTERM GRADES - W. H. Dean

 

      Wanda Dean raised the issue of midterm grades which was followed by a

      discussion of the pros and cons.  The issue was referred to the Faculty

      Senate for their consideration.  The issue will be discussed again at

      the January meeting of CUS.

 

  7.  The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

 

                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                     Dennis Hinkle, Secretary

 

 

 

                        NEXT MEETING:  JANUARY 8, 1990

                               3:00 - 5:00 P.M.

 

                            PRESIDENT'S BOARD ROOM

 

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